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Old 03-29-2010, 05:24 PM
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I am 15 years old, and I have just recently started trying to get jobs cutting grass with a good friend of mine. I am looking to be as professional as possible, and get some good customers.

However I have a problem. My dad and I just recently traded an older jet ski of ours for a huge bad *** commercial grade Dixie Chopper with a 72" deck. This is an awesome machine, but for the residential areas I have cut, i have ran into a few problems.

My biggest issue is the fact that it has huge tread, like that of an atv and is unforgiving on grass.



Does anyone have tips on how I could reduce this damage as much as possible. ( It does not tear up yards, but maybe once in every 3 or 4 yards it may leave some tread marks)

P.s. We are working the get a large stand behind mower as well, which would help us a lot, but we really appreciate any tips you guys can give.
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How old is that Dixie? I'm just curious.

Is it possible for you to take some more pictures?

The thing with Dixie, is they are only good for speed, without keeping up with quality.

The only thing I could recommend, is for you to drive it a lot slower, & always ease it into going slower &/or faster. Turns should be done as slow as possible, Dixie tires are from hell.
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It's a 2003. And yea, me and my dad may look into selling it and getting another mower just a bit smaller and preferably with a bagger. ( We looked into getting one for the dixie and it was over $1000!)

I have one more picture here on my computer, and I could go out and get some more tomorrow, but it is too dark atm.

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Could you change the tire to one that has a less aggressive tread?

Maybe find some turf tires? Like these?

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Could you change the tire to one that has a less aggressive tread?

Maybe find some turf tires? Like these?

That would be an awesome solution. I am going to try and get my dad to take me up to our local dealer, and see if they have something like that. Hopefully they do and its not too pricy.

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I am sure there will be cheap ones. Keep us posted on what you find.
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